Paris, standing by the romantic River Seine, by any other name would have been just as enigmatic and iconic. The city conjures up visions of cafés, wide tree-lined avenues, riverside promenades and a proverbial night life set to a background score of lively accordions playing Edith Piaf’s La Vie en Rose. A city of lovers, artists and fashion alike, Paris has set the tune for avant-garde movements down the centuries. The city has always been at the vanguard of social and creative revolutions for generations – whether in art, fashion, gastronomy and cinema or with passionate ideals of liberty and equality. The city is peppered with quintessential museums like the Louvre with their equally celebrated displays of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People, Rodin’s Thinker or Monet’s Impression, Sunrise. Stroll down its streets or sit down with a coffee and croissants at a corner café. Watch artists sketching the iconic Arc de Triomphe, fashionistas walking down the avenue des Champs-Élysées, and lovers sailing down the Seine. Peopled by towering maestros like Pablo Picasso and Modigliani to Salvador Dali and Coco Chanel, this is in Voltaire’s words: ‘the best of all possible worlds’.
Wine & Food
The Louvre & Art Museums
Arc de Triomphe
Notre Dame Cathedral
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Grand Hotel Francais is situated in a residential neighborhood on Boulevard Voltaire. Place de la Nation and Place de la Republique are a ten-minute drive. At this family-owned hotel, all the accommodations are smoke-free and soundproof.
Hôtel A la Villa des Artistes is a chic boutique accommodation nestled within the lively St Germain-Luxembourg neighborhood on the Left Bank in Paris. Experience this historic hotel that has hosted many popular artists over the decades.
Hotel George Washington Paris is an elegant international property located in central Paris. Conveniently located, it is just minutes away from Avenue Champs Elysées and under an hour away from the international airport.
Hotel Le Littre is located in the 6th district of Paris. Built in 1924, this heritage hotel was home to US Air Force personnel from 1952 to 1967. Standard rooms overlook the rear courtyard and come in matching color schemes of blues, browns and sandstone.
Hôtel Lodge du Centre is a charming property set at the heart of the city center of Paris. Conveniently located, it is very close to attractions such as Folies Bergere, Grands Boulevards, Grevin Museum and Grand Rex Cinema.